Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pseudocrenilabrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, crenulatus = cut + Latin, labrum = lip (Ref. 45335); pyrrhocaudalis: Named Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis because this species has a bright orange tail which resembles a flame of fire (Ref. 114630).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Lake Mweru in Zambia (Ref. 114630).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114630)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 13 - 15;
soft rays: 6 - 10. Diagnosis: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis can be differentiated from the other species of the genus Pseudocrenilabrus on the basis of its colour pattern and its subtruncate caudal fin (Ref. 114630). Male P. pyrrhocaudalis have a unique colour pattern characterized by some orange colour on their anal and caudal fins that can become bright orange-red in breeding males, extending over the proximal parts of the anal and caudal fins and the distal part of the caudal and the upper and lower parts of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 114630). In addition, P. pyrrhocaudalis can be distinguished from its sympatric congener P. philander by a combination of the following characters: pelvic fin white, vs. black; posterior part of dorsal fin orange, vs. olive green in the other species; comparatively thinner lips, vs. comparatively thicker lips; larger eye diameter 27.0–39.3% of head length, vs. 22.9–33.1%; narrower head width 37.0–47.3% of head length, vs. 38.5–53.7%; narrower interorbital distance 14.6–22.3% of head length, vs. 20.5 29.4%; and a more slender caudal peduncle 8.8-11.8% of standard length, vs. 11.3–13.9%, and 50.0–64.7% of caudal peduncle length, vs. 64.3–93.5% (Ref. 114630).
Found at open beaches (Ref. 114630).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Katongo, C, O. Seehausen and J. Snoeks, 2017. A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Mweru in the Upper Congo River System. Zootaxa 4237(1):181-190. (Ref. 114630)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .